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Lottery to begin for deer hunting permits

A deer in Heckscher State Park in East

A deer in Heckscher State Park in East Islip. (June 15, 2011) Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

The East Hampton Town clerk will begin accepting applications for the town’s deer hunting lottery Saturday.

All lottery applications must be filed by 4 p.m. Dec. 21 to be eligible for the drawing.

Winners will receive permission to hunt on selected town-owned properties, including part of the 500-acre Grace Estate in the Northwest Harbor section of the town.

Deer hunting season begins at sunrise Jan. 7 and runs through sunset Jan. 31, excluding Saturdays and Sundays.

Town properties where hunting is permitted will be posted showing their restricted use during the deer season.

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